NEW ORLEANS COMMUNITY ACTIVIST AWARDED NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

Gina Womack, co-founder and executive director of Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), has been named a 2011 Alston Bannerman Fellow.   The Alston Bannerman Fellowship is a national award presented by the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) that honors longtime community activists of color and gives them the opportunity to take sabbaticals.  Ms. […]

FFLIC’s 3rd Annual Easter Basket Giveway

This past Easter, FFLIC gave away Easter baskets to kids across New Orleans. FFLIC received donations from members and friends in order to make baskets for the kids. FFLIC also went to Edgar P. Harney and gave away baskets to their elementary students. [fgallery id=1 w=450 h=385 t=0 title=”Easter Basket Giveaway”]

Governor Jindal Veto’s SB 67

Moving Forward With the Status Quo Response to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s veto of Senate Bill 67 When Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed State Senate Bill 67 (SB 67), he failed to protect the right to education for thousands of Louisiana school children.  Each year more than 25% of Louisiana students are put out of school […]

Families Repairing a Broken Juvenile Justice System

FFLIC was recently featured in The Open Society Foundation’s blog You can also view this entry on their website at: http://blog.soros.org/2010/07/families-repairing-a-broken-juvenile-justice-system/ About the blog: The Open Society Foundations work to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people and to promote human rights, justice, and accountability. This blog aims to bring that work a […]

Easter is right around the corner…

  Join us in making Easter Baskets for children in our community. FFLIC is seeking donations to distribute Easter baskets to children who would otherwise not receive one.  Please let us know if you know of kids that should receive a basket. Please bring your donations to any FFLIC staff by Monday, April 18 If […]

Black History Month Event

Join FFLIC for a Black History Month event on February 25, 2011 from 5:30 – 7:30 at Zeitgeist 1618 Oretha C. Haley Blvd. We will be having a book screening and a chat & chew where we discuss “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindess” by Michelle Alexander and slavery in […]